Liquor Authority Cautions Licensees on Promoting Gambling

The SLA has posted a notice on the homepage of their website warning licensees that suffering and permitting gambling is still illegal. Our conversations with the Authority confirm that it…
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Governor Proposes Drinks-to-Go, SLA Improvements

Governor Kathy Hochul proposed her Executive Budget last week outlining her priorities for the year ahead featuring initiatives to help restaurants, bars, and other small businesses. The Governor highlighted her…
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Appeals Court Leaves Mandate in Place

The appeals court has stayed the lower court decision pending the appeal, so the mask mandate will remain in place while the appeal is pending. Please note that the State…
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SLA Weighs In on Mask Mandate

As we reported earlier, a State Court overturned the mask mandate yesterday. The State of New York has filed an appeal and it is likely, but not certain, that the…
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State Courts Overturns Mask Mandate – Governor Vows to Reverse

New York State Supreme Court Judge Thomas Rademaker struck down Governor Kathy Hochul’s statewide mask mandate for schools and public locations. We understand this to include restaurants, taverns, bars, etc.…
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Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect This Month

The minimum wage will increase throughout New York State, except in New York City at the end of the month. The minimum wage on Long Island and Westchester will increase…
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Temporary Permit, Licensing Transparency & Alternative Penalties Bills Signed

The Governor signed three bills into law this month designed to help applicants through the licensing process and provide a reduced penalty for certain administrative SLA violations: Temporary permit –…
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Statewide Ban on Expanded Polystyrene Foam Containers Starts

New York’s ban on expanded polystyrene foam containers and loose fill packaging, commonly referred to as ‘packing peanuts,’ begins Jan. 1, 2022. Initially, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)…
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NYS DOH Makes Mandate Posters Available

The New York State Department of Health has provided posters that can be used to clearly communicate your policy to your customers. They have made available posters for mandatory mask…
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State Posts Update to Mask Mandate FAQs – Answers Some Questions, Not Others

The New York State Department of Health has updated the Frequently Asked Questions: Proof of Full Vaccination or Mask Requirement for Businesses and Venues document to further clarify the requirements…
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Governor Announces Mask Mandate – FAQ’s Issued

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a statewide mask mandate requiring maks to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement. This statewide requirement…
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Update: Governor Announces Vaccine/Mask Mandate – FAQ’s Issued

Governor Kathy Hochul issued a press release announcing masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement. This is…
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